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Almond Cookies

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies. I promise.

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

Love cookies? Me too!

Honestly though, I can’t always let myself indulge with cookies due to lack of self-control. When I start eating them, I can’t stop! I’ll start with one, then another one, and three “last” ones… Grrr. Anyone is with me?

Come oooon! I can’t be the only one!

Well, I have a solution for you and me!  Here are some guilt-free cookies without ounce of flour, sugar or butter. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Now, I can devour as many cookies as I want. Of course, moderation is always advised. (But who is checking??)

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

These almond cookies are so addicting! They are chewy, full of flavor and super easy to make. You don’t even need a mixer to whip up these goodies.

Plus, I’m sharing three other variations. Keep on scrolling.

Let’s start with basic almond cookie recipe:

Almond Cookies

From here, you can add some chocolate chips, coconut flakes, oats, whatever suits your fancy.

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

If you’re craving chocolate chip cookies, add ½ cup semi-sweet or white chocolate chips.

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

For extra chewiness, add ½ cup of shredded coconut flakes.

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

For additional energy boost, add ½ cup of quick oats.

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

Chewy Almond Cookies

These healthy almond cookies are chewy and full of flavor, nothing short of regular old chocolate chip cookies.

Yield: About 16 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (7oz/200gr) almond flour
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons (120gr) raw honey
  • 4 teaspoons (20gr) coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to the almond flour mixture and mix well. The mixture should be thick.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop, shape the dough into 16 1-inch balls and place 8 cookies per baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or silicone mat. Flatten the cookie dough balls.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. The cookies will be quite fragile as they come out of the oven, so cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheets first, and then transfer onto wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store the cookies in airtight container in the fridge.

Variations:

  • For extra chewiness, add ½ cup of shredded coconut flakes.
  • If you’re craving chocolate chip cookies, add ½ cup semi-sweet or white chocolate chips.
  • For added extra energy boost, add ½ cup of quick oats.

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104 comments

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  2. These sound delicious, I can’t wait to try!

  3. W.O.W. these were so so good. I tried it the first time with unsweetened  apple sauce (didn’t have honey) and using tablespoons of coconut oil (I read it wrong). It came out delicious even though it crumbles, but when it cools off completely and stays in the fridge, it stays together. However, this time I followed your recipe but only put 5 tablespoons on honey and 2 extra teaspoons of coconut oil, and also mint chocolate chips (probably 1/3 cup is plenty) – and that honey, I think – mmmm makes the cookie so super dangerously chewy and goooood. 🙂 Thank you!! I don’t even usually comment on recipes, but this IS (soon to be “was” with my speed eating, and also my girls are eating them way too fast) really really good.

  4. BEST. RECIPE.  EVER.  We eat SCD for my son, and these are AMAZING!!!!!!!   Thank you!!!!!  

  5. Hi good day shinee my cookies came out great and yes i did used canola oil did not had coconut oil .

    Do you have any recipes for healthy baked doughnuts

  6. I have to say these are the best I have found – 
    I now do mine with all ground almonds as they come up very light and gooey – sometimes half and half ( ground / theflour ). 
    Thank you 
    Caroline

  7. Just got my Bob’s Redmill almond flour in the mail today and tried this recipie immediately and I am sooooo pleased with the way these taste. Mine were not as pretty as yours but I could care less about that.  They have a buttery taste, which I’m assuming is due to the almonds.  My problem is sweets and these cookies definitely take care of me and my daughter’s sweet tooth!  Thank you for aiding us in our journey to better health!  I feel pretty good about the future of my waistline. Ow!

  8. WOW! These are delicious. I changed the recipe to 4 tbls honey and added cocoa nibs. They’re PERFECT.

  9. I just made these and they were wonderful! I used natural, unsweetened applesauce instead of honey and also added cinnamon. They came out so buttery! Thank you!

  10. Is there a way to make almond flour? I have natural almonds, so can I just grind them to make almond flour or do I have to buy it?

    • Hi, Sarah. You can definitely make your own almond flour. Just make it nice and fine. Hope you enjoy the cookies!

      • These cookies were delicious! I halved the recipe because I wasn’t sure if anyone would like them, but everyone in my family loved them (which is pretty unusual). Thanks again!

  11. I made these for the first time tonight, but my mixture wasnt thick it was crumbly. Wondering if there are different types of almond flour. Look good, they are cooling and I cant wait to try them!

    • Hmm, how did you measure almond flour? If you scooped it, maybe accidentally added a bit much? But the batter here is very forgiving, you can easily add a little bit more coconut oil, or honey to adjust the consistency. Hope you liked the cookies though.

  12. these sound like the perfect afternoon snack

  13. Hi tried these twice and love them but I can’t seem to get them to stick together it crumbles apart when I use the cookie scoop. Is there anything I can do so it can be thicker I tried adding more honey but still seems dry I want to get  the cookie shape they look sloppy thanks for the help 

    • I also used homemade almond flour.. Can this be the case. 

      • It might be. I never used homemade almond flour, so really can’t say much about it. How fine do you make your almond flour? Mine is pretty fine. And since adding more honey doesn’t help, to me it sounds like your almond flour texture might be too coarse? Maybe you could try to process the almonds a bit longer to get the finer texture? Hope this helps, Xio.

  14. I makde these with almond meal because I couldn’t find almond flour. They do have too cook longer but everyone who tastes them loves them so much that we just keep making them with the almond meal. Someday we will try the flour. 

  15. How many carbs per Almond cookie ? Ty

  16. Hi..can I email a picture of my awful results. Your cookie picture looked soooo yummy. Yours looked crispy and delicious. My looked like damp sand before baking and looked the same after. Awful. Why? Help. Now..I did use homemade almond flour. I have a vitamix and make homemade almond milk. Instead of throwing away the almond pulp..I dry it out in a 200 degree oven and then process the dried out almond pulp in the vitamix and mAke almond flour

    • Hi, Bob! Sure, you can e-mail me the photo. I’m sorry yours didn’t turn out good. Maybe it’s due to your homemade almond flour? I’ve never made it the way you described, but my guess is that maybe the almond pulp you’ve dried is different from regular almond flour? To make almond flour at home, I just grind it in the food processor. I’d suggest trying with regular almond flour next time though.

  17. Oh my gosh I just made these and not only are they healthy, they are delicious and easy to make!
    I added some rolled oats and raisins.
    My husband, who is a cookie fanatic, said, “we should have these all the time!”
    Thanks for the recipe!

  18. I’ve made these 3 times already and they come out amazing! I’m wondering if it would come out good using maple syrup instead of honey for a change. Any success trying that?

    • Hi, Alison! Happy to hear you love these cookies. Maple syrup is a great idea. I never tried these cookies with maple syrup, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. I’m definitely giving it a try. 😉

  19. Making these cookies today and disappointed. The batter is still dry. Im adding an egg and more coconut oil and honey. The recipes doesnt call for enough wet ingredients. Hope those come out ok

    • Hi, Val! Sorry you’re disappointed. Before adding an egg, I’d try adding a bit more coconut oil and/or honey. I make these pretty much every other week and it always works. The dough is definitely not very wet, but it does stick together to form a ball. Hope this helps.

  20. This is my go-to- recipe for dessert. I have made it at least 1/month and my partner loves it. We literally fight over the cookies. I made them with almond keel, with a combination of coconut flour (you need more iquid then), of oat flour, with stevia (not a fan but they taste ok), with nuts, chico chips, a bit of jam baked on top of them, you name… And each time they are delicious. (writing this while waiting for the batch to get ready in the oven:)   )

    • Aww, Aleut. It’s so great to hear you love these cookies. I love all the variations you’ve tried too. I’m so trying the jam on top next time. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. Enjoy the cookies!

  21. So I made these to the recipe exactly, but mine didn’t flatten like yours look in the picture. Any ideas why??

    • Hi, Deanna. Did you flatten the cookie balls before baking? These cookies don’t spread too much, so you need to flatten them before baking. Hope this helps.

  22. these are awesome cookies.  I used almond meal cause that’s all i had and they turned out great.  I will definitely be making these again.  So easy, thanks!!!

    • Yay, Colleen! I’m so happy you loved these cookies. Almond meal and almond flour are the same, just different name, so you did everything just right. 😉 Thanks for your feedback.

      • FYI almond flour & almond meal are very different. You can use them interchangeably, but the texture will be different. Almond meal is ground almonds with the skin still on (you’ll see brown flecks), it’s also coarsely ground. Almond flour is a finer ground & no skin. I prefer the flour for dessert recipes & the meal for things like biscuits. 🙂

  23. I just made these using almond meal from Trader Joe’s. They turned out great! The dough is delicious too and no worries because no eggs! I added a little bit of almond extract but otherwise followed the recipe. They are super yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  24. Hi I was just wondering if anyone has figured out the calorie count in the regular plain almond cookie?

  25. Thanks Shinee, I will look for the almond flour so I can try.
    Appreciate your quick response.
    Ann

  26. I love almond cookies but if I do not have almond flour, can I use un leached white flour and almond essence? 

  27. Delicious! I added an egg.
    These turned out soft and chewy, mmmmm!!!!!

  28. These cookies are absolutely delicious! At first when I saw 6Tbsp of honey, I was a bit worry about the cookies being too sweet, but it turned out perfectly. It is not too sweet and just enough. It is also healthy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  29. Have u ever made these plain without any additives?  Meaning no coconut oats or chips?

  30. These look delish! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party!

  31. Wow.  These look soooo good.  Now you’ll have to excuse me as I go check my almond tree… 🙂 

  32. These cookies are awesome!
    Very tasty. No one would ever guess they don’t have any eggs or butter. 

    Next time I will add some walnuts and chocolate chips.

    Thanks!

  33. I thought I’d also share the comments of my husband, who is usually skeptical of any “healthy” desserts I make:

    Him: (surprised) These are really good!
    Me: I know!  They don’t taste “healthy”
    Him: No, they don’t.  They’re not, like, my favorite cookie EVER, but they are definitely better than most healthy cookies.
    Him, a few minutes later: I can taste the butter.
    Me: There’s no butter.

    🙂  Thanks!

  34. This is my new favorite cookie recipe!  I followed the recipe exactly only I halved it, and they came out great.  I thought they were just as delicious as any “regular” unhealthy cookie I’ve ever eaten.  I did add some unsweetened coconut and thought it was a great addition.  Mine spread a bit more than yours, but they were still plenty chewy so that was fine with me.  Also, mine were done after 8 minutes, not 10.  I will definitely be making these again, and probably adding chocolate chips in the future!

  35. Is it possible to substitute coconut oil with other type of oil, say sunflower or canola oil? Would there be any change to the texture?

    • Hi, Elaine. I don’t there will be any change in texture, but I suspect they might turn out a bit greasy. But I never tested the recipe with any other oils, but coconut oil. So I can’t say for certainty.

  36. Hi Shinee, 

    Do you know how many calories are in a cookie? 

  37. I used everything as listed. I actually did weigh out the flour because I am used to doing that. I conversion I found said that almond flour is 3.375 oz per cup.  The consistency of the batter was pretty runny but I wasn’t sure of what it was supposed to be so I figured that was correct. Maybe it was the fact that the weight was off. I look forward to trying it again though. 🙂

    • Jill, I just realized that I made a mistake on my recipe here! It’s actually 4 teaspoons of coconut oil, not tablespoons. I had to compare it to my hand written recipe line by line to catch that. I just updated the recipe and added the weight measurements as well. Thanks so much for your comment!

  38. I had the same runny problem. Your cookies look delicious, mine not so much. 
    🙁 Did you ever try to recreate the problem or have any suggestions?  They still tast fantastic!

    • Oh no, Jill, sorry to hear that. I’m still trying to recreate the problem, but due to lack of details, I can’t recreate it. I’m planning to update the recipe with weight measurements, maybe that will help with the problem. If you have any details you could provide, it might help too.

  39. Hi… Was wondering if I could use normal runny honey instead of raw honey as I don’t have any raw honey at home?

  40. I love these! Such a healthy treat. My husband is a big fan which I was surprised anytime I make “healthier desserts” he’s usually disappointed. Two out of three children like them:)

  41. These are a weekly staple in our home now. By far the best cookie recipe of all. I try to bake all paleo now and I just cant live without these cookies. thank you for sharing this.

  42. Have you ever tried this recipe with peanut butter?  If so, how much would you suggest using?

  43. could you use stevia instead of honey?

  44. these turned out great! Good texture too. I made them with the coconut,

  45. These did not work out for me! Disappointed and what a waste of ingredients! Cookies ran all over the cookie sheet and burn around d the edges. Will not be trusting something I find in pintrest so easily next time

    • Oh no, I’m so sorry the cookies didn’t turn out for you, Mallory.
      I’m currently on vacation, out of country. I’m planning to try to recreate the problem upon my return. If you could share any details of your process, it’d be very helpful to identify the issue. When I posted this recipe, I’ve tested it many times with many variations, but never had the spreading issue that some of my readers experienced. So I really would like to recreate this problem in my kitchen to help to avoid it in the future.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving your feedback, Mallory. It means a lot to me.

    • Mallory, I just wanted to give you an update on this. I just realized I made a terrible mistake when I typed my recipe here. It should have been 4 teaspoons of coconut oil, not tablespoons, which explains why the cookie dough was getting too runny. I sincerely apologize for my mistake. Hope you give it another try.

  46. These cookies are beyond delicious….followed the recipe and added the 1/2 cup of coconut….ran low on vanilla extract, so I did 1tsp vanilla and 1tsp almond extract…turned out great…this recipe is a keeper, thank you

  47. Made these yesterday afternoon-exactly as the recipe reads. The dough was too wet. I chilled in the fridge, but they just came out very flat (spread a lot). If that happens again, should I just sprinkle in some more almond flour?

  48. Hi. This looked so good and I am looking for a healthy way to bake. I tired your recipe swapping out almond flour for coconut flour as coconut flour was all I had. They came out really dry and fragile. Could you advise? I would love to try them again. Thank you.

  49. i have to try these. i love healthy desserts!

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